Every Woman's Life is a community-outreach program for uninsured and low-income women in Norfolk and Portsmouth that helps provide access to free:
- breast and cervical screening exams
- pelvic exams
- Pap tests
Access to these screening exams and services offers early detection, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival rates.
Every Woman's Life is a CDC-funded program, whose grants are allocated through state health departments. In Virginia, the EVMS program was one of two pilot programs launched in 1997. Their success gave rise to 30 provider sites across the state. The EVMS program has become one of Virginia's largest. As of May 2016, more than 12,500 women had been screened over 19 years, with 2.4 percent of those women treated for breast or cervical cancers found through the screenings.
To be eligible for the Every Woman's Life Program, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen
- a resident of Norfolk or Portsmouth
- have no health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare
- meet age and income requirements.
Requirements change periodically; please call for current information.